A teenage boy was struck and killed while riding his bicycle by a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power truck.
The Granada Hills accident took place Wednesday afternoon, just after 3:00 p.m. The boy was hit at the intersection of Woodley Avenue and San Fernando Mission Boulevard.
According to the first responders, the cyclist passed away at the scene.
The bicycle accident took place not far from John F. Kennedy High School where the victim was a student. The LAPD is still investigating the exact circumstances of the accident. News outlets are reporting that counselors will be present at the school tomorrow.
At the time of writing this post, the LADWP website has issued a “Statement Regarding Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Accident in Granada Hills” involving an electrical construction worker.
This is a terrible tragedy. Truck accidents with pedestrians and bicyclists are common in urban areas. Drivers in large vehicles have poor visibility, leaving small moving objects vulnerable.
Our greatest sympathies to the family.